Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Road to Dog Canyon

One of our favorite places in the region is one of the most remote--Dog Canyon in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. To get there, you need to backpack through the park south to north, or drive north into New Mexico, and then head south through the Lincoln National Forest on Hwy 137.

Not only a favorite of hikers and backpackers, the Dog Canyon campground was recently given an honorable mention as one of the top campgrounds in the country. And if you want to bring your own horse for riding the trails, Dog Canyon also has stock corrals.

For other hiking opportunities in the region, visit our hiking page, www.texasmountaintrail.com/hike

For a listing of trail descriptions for Guadalupe Mountains National Park, including Dog Canyon, click here.

1 comment:

John said...

The route to Dog Canyon through El Paso Gap (links into 137 there) via the gravel road north out of Dell City is a favorite of mine. While 2WD passable, it gets more interesting after a rain. It shows up on the Carlsbad Caverns NP map as the dashed line:
http://www.nps.gov/cave/planyourvisit/upload/areamap.pdf